The Blue Jays clinched their first postseason berth since 1993 by beating the Rays 10–8 on Sunday.
Staff ace David Price won his 18th game of the year, and his ninth since being acquired by the Jays at the trade deadline. Price went 5 innings, allowing six hits and four earned runs, while striking out six. Jose Bautista hit his 38th and 39th home runs of the season and drove in four.
Toronto, which improved to 89–65, has not been in the postseason since winning the second of its back-to-back World Series titles in 1993.
American League Most Valuable Player candidate Josh Donaldson leads the team with 40 home runs and 120 RBIs.
The Blue Jays now look to lock up the American League East division, in which they lead the New York Yankees. It would be the team’s first divisional title since 1993 and the sixth in franchise history.
- Christopher Chavez